I am a recent MSc. Petroleum Engineering graduate with specialization in Drilling Engineering from Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway with A (Excellent) grade academic average. I hold a first class Bachelors in Technology in Petroleum Engineering from Indian School of Mines, India. I have four years of collective professional and project implementation experience.
I am fascinated with solving industrial problems and implementing creative solutions. I started with Kuwait Oil Company in my bachelors. Underbalanced Drilling operation produces the hydrocarbon while drilling but it holds limitations with the type of formation. In my bachelor thesis at Indian School of Mines (India), I developed a statistical tool to refine candidate selection for Underbalanced Drilling Operations. My work was appreciated and recommended by the project manager at KOC. In ONGC, I assisted the rig manager to complete 18 wells in an onshore asset in India. I have gained experience in supervision of daily drilling operations (Spudding to Completion), monitoring and optimizing well site drilling, testing and completion operations. In addition to my professional duties, I teamed up with asset management team at ONGC and developed at site transport plan which saves an average of 1.5 working days. Later, I decided to pursue postgraduate studies from NTNU, Norway. During my stay at NTNU, I approached Statoil researchers and studied feasibility studies for ’Automation in Cementing’. I developed a standard operating procedure that covers material handling practices and technical quality checks. My proposals are aimed towards addressing the unnoticed failure modes for the operations which account for 40% of the total operations. I presented the study to the management and the proposal is currently under Norwegian Research Council consideration. In fall’ 2015, I decided to voluntarily assist consultants at Lyngaas AS to assist in their daily operations. I developed a working model of forces on packer, which gives predictive behavior of a completion string with changing time, temperature, pressure and load. It saves computational time for the engineers and give predictive behavior of the string. Later, for the master thesis, I decided to work with National Oilwell Varco. NOV has developed Wired Drillpipe Technology with Along string measurement tools. Despite the breakthrough in the telemetry technology, the company is facing challenges in addressing undetected eccentric damages on the drillstring tools. I have spotted the fault in the system and developed six indicators for undetected dynamics and presented a development proposal for the tool. My work is being acknowledged and considered by Senior Drilling Simulation Engineers at NOV. Currently, I am working with NOV’s wellbore technology department to implement my proposals to improvise their detection system. I am currently working as freelancer consultant for NOV. I am working on three publications which are funded by NTNU and IRIS. I seek a growing and dynamic work environment where I can work, learn and grow at the same time. Thus, I believe that I can work with my best competence at a startup.
In addition to the academics, I served as financial adviser at an independent NGO, Kartavya from 2009 to 2012. I was appointed as the student speaker at Biannual Petrotech Oil and Gas Conference organized by Ministry of Oil and Gas, India. Through my past experiences, I work constantly under client-contractor relationships. Professionally, I constantly pursue industrial challenges and try to improvise my skill set on a continuous basis. I possess the required analytical and professional skills to achieve the project goals in the stipulated time, both individually and as a part of a team. I appreciate your time in assessing my application.